Trenton man gives access to his computer to fake Comcast tech; thousands hacked from bank account

A Trenton man told police he had no reason to be suspicious of a man who called telling him he was from Comcast and that he needed to walk him through some issues with his account on his computer.

The man told police he received the call at about 4 p.m. on Aug. 25.

According to a police report, everything the caller said about his account made sense, so he allowed him remote access to his computer so he could do all of the work himself to fix the issues.

Later that day, the resident said he discovered he had two pending withdrawals from his First Merchant checking account.

One withdrawal was for $2,100 and the other was for $2,205.

Police told the man his computer was hacked and that his money was more than likely taken to purchase Bitcoin through that website.

Bitcoin is digital currency used to buy or sell items from people and companies that accept it as payment.

The resident gave police the caller’s telephone number.

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